Lauren Kinney & Patrick Vincent

A Darkness

2013 Exhibit Dates
Oct 11 To Nov 10

For centuries the graphic traditions of woodcarving and printmaking have used darkness to articulate the split between seen and unseen, reality and myth, waking and dreaming. Fairy tales dramatize and give shape to what is hidden and lives in shadow. A collage of fantasy and reality intersperse in these stories, and the works of Patrick Vincent and Lauren Kinney celebrate this density, complexity, and wonder through large woodcuts, prints, and handmade books. Patrick Vincent engages the physicality of the print, paper, and book to survey the interconnection of animal and human in folk tales and fairy tales. Lauren Kinney uses hidden pictures, symbols, and patterns to weave collected imagery into narrative.

Lauren Rose Kinney is from Santa Rosa, California. She received her BA in printmaking from Humboldt State University, and her MFA in printmaking from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Kinney currently teaches at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, Kansas.

Patrick Vincent is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He holds a B.F.A. from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and an M.F.A. from Arizona State University. Vincent creates original works of art as well as collaborates with individuals through print and book media.

Gift Jar (for trouble so that I could sleep), Lauren Kinney, 2011, woodcut, 60" x 60"